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Plastic Rapid Survey Lesson

This lesson demonstrates how plastics end up in the Hudson River and prompts students to investigate plastic use in their daily lives. Students will conduct a survey to explore differences between single-use and reusable plastic items found in their home. The activity concludes with a brainstorm of alternative materials to minimize our demand for plastic and ultimately protect our environment.A group of volunteers clean up the plastic that was thrown on the Gansevoort Peninsula

Plastic Rapid Survey Lesson

Themes: Plastic Consumption, Water Quality, Combined Sewer Overflows, Pollution, Human Impact on the Hudson River Estuary
Ages: 8-14
Prep Time: None
Activity Time: 30-40 minutes
Resources:

Plastic Rapid Survey Worksheet
Plastic Rapid Survey Answer Key